THE INFLUENCE OF NETWORK TIES ON RESOURCE TRANSFER IN AUTOMOBILE CLUSTERS IN GHANA: A FITTED LOGISTIC REGRESSION

MICHAEL ADDAI, HU XUHUA, BERTHA ADA DANSO

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Since the closing decades of the twentieth century, "networking" has become an accepted term and concept in the American and many societies across the globe. Our study evaluated the degree to which network ties and business linkages influence resource transfer in automobile clusters in Ghana. A total of 261 respondents were recruited to participate in the research in selected cities in Ghana. We observed a positive and significant relationship between linkages to other enterprises, venture capitalists, universities, venture networks, financial institutions, social network, government and transfer of technology, infrastructural, labour, skill and capital transfer to automobile firms. We further observed that firms located in the Kumasi cluster are more likely to influence resource transfer from clusters than those located in the Accra cluster. Similarly, intra-cluster ties were less responsive to resource transfer than ties with government.


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